The devastated household of a Chichester chef have paid tribute to him after he was killed in Syria.
Ryan Lock is believed to have died throughout an offensive in opposition to so-called Islamic State forces to retake the northern metropolis of Raqqa.
The 20-year-old, with no earlier navy expertise, had reportedly joined Kurdish militia after telling his household he was occurring vacation to Turkey in August.
In an announcement Hampshire police mentioned: “The Lock household are devastated by the current information they’ve acquired however haven’t any remark to make.
“The household politely ask that the media respect their privateness and go away them in peace to grieve.
“The household have supplied of Ryan as they want to keep in mind him; a loving and caring member of the family.”
The Folks’s Safety Items, a Kurdish navy power, are mentioned to have informed Mr Lock’s household that he had died together with 4 different fighters on December 21.